A Broad Basement Gets in the Game

This Portland, Oregon, remodel turned a dark ’70s-style basement into a fantasy area for a household of four. Designer Erin Davis of Mosaik Design & Remodeling and Jenny Guggenheim of Fig Studio Interior Design made full use of the spacious 1,700-square-foot basement, incorporating a match area, TV area, bedroom, bath and kitchenette. Midcentury-inspired furniture and vibrant accents add a lively undertone to this beautiful multipurpose room.

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Guggenheim and Davis wanted the cellar’s style to be lively, with industrial beams. Art and memorabilia show the family’s love of travel and sports.

Sectional: Trio Furniture; side table: Reprouvé, CB2; floor lamp: Luxe, CB2; pendant: Factory Overhead, Barn Light Electric

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Removing the many walls in the basement, increasing the ceiling and opening up the stairs radically changed the room’s connection to the outdoors. It’s a walk-out basement — that the home sits on a slope — and the windows let in plenty of light.

“Many men and women say that it does not feel remotely like a basement when you are down there, since now there is a lot of natural light streaming in,” says Davis.

Floor pouf: La Casa Decoto; area carpeting: Toy Poodle, Flor; wall paint: Windham Cream, Benjamin Moore

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The kitchenette has all the necessities for messy kids who love to eat — an undercounter refrigerator, a microwave and a refuge in the sink. The mosaic tile backsplash pulls the grey cabinetry and quartz countertops collectively. The salvaged chrome corbels underneath the cabinetry initially held train luggage racks.

Cabinetry paint: Silver Gray, Benjamin Moore; backsplash: Ahou Silk, Lunada Bay; counters: Caesarstone granite concrete; hardware: Aubrey, Restoration Hardware

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A staircase divides the basement into a game room and a TV/family room that still function collectively. Stadium-style lighting and custom artwork reflect the customers’ love of sport. Bar-height tables and vibrant chairs from CB2 offer a location for those kids to perch on while taking a break from ping-pong.

Bar tables: Ashton table foundations, Nevins; stools: Rig, CB2; pendants: Barn Light Electric

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A reclaimed fir game table makes space next to the ping-pong table for quiet games. Red and black Emeco Navy seats add to the industrial vibe.

Game table: habit, Fieldwork; pendant: Barn Light Electric

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Sconces from Schoolhouse Electric continue the industrial undertone in the restroom. Davis had indoors flashed towel hooks mounted on reclaimed fir for warmth.

Floors: Atlas Concorde, Glow Earth; backsplash: Ahou Silk, Lunada Bay; bath floor: Island Stone Perfect Pebbles, Island Green; counter: Zodiac quartz, Cloud White

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A Moroccan-inspired vest includes the travel theme into the guest bedroom. Once the underhome garage, this space also doubles as a storage and workout area. Its location at the end of the hallway keeps sound from the game room away.

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The rest of the bedroom mimics this theme. During the redesign, both Guggenheim and the customer took individual excursions to Spain. Guggenheim brought the world rugs and lamps back particularly.

“I believe most folks can not find the amazing possibility that basements, attics and third bedrooms have, which this fresh area is wasted area,” says Davis. “Most times you don’t need a bigger home, you simply must live smarter from the one you have.”

Wall paint: Constellation, Benjamin Moore; carpeting: Silver Charm, Sandy Hollow, Shaw Carpets

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